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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

Ugly Christmas Pillows

It’s that time of year…ugly Christmas sweater parties.  These have never been my favorite type of party because it seems like such a waste of money to buy a sweater you will never wear again.  However, in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Black is the new black..or is it?

When it comes to a color of the year for 2018, black appeared to be leading the pack.  Paint colors with intriguing names like Shadow, Deep Onyx and Black Magic were gracing the newest  swatches from paint companies like Glidden, … Continue reading

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I wish this was still in style

Oh how I long for the good old days.  You know, when people were kind and you felt safe going to a movie or trusted your neighbor.  I recognize that the world has changed but there are many things I … Continue reading

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I want to live here

Please, Santa, let me wake up in the morning in this bedroom from the 2017 Mountain Living Home of the Year.  (photo David O Marlow) There is really no need to list the things I love about this room since … Continue reading

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What is it with the Llama trend in home decor?

While I recently wrote about my confusion regarding the octupus home decor trend, I am equally as confused by the current Llama trend.  Do the designers just randomly choose an animal and then flood the market with items, hoping it … Continue reading

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Not all pumpkins are jack-o-lanterns

  As you can see from the photo above, not all pumpkins are jack-o-lanterns.  Your fall decorating will benefit from the use of many different styles of these giant gourds.  BTW, did you know that a pumpkin is a member … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in September

Our daughter and son-in-law have moved back to San Diego and will be staying with us while they search for a new home.  It is a crowded and busy household now but, as every parent knows, there is nothing nicer … Continue reading

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